Earlier today, a report surfaced claiming that Huawei solicited fake reviews of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and the company has just responded to such accusations. According to a report that surfaced earlier, Huawei actually created a private Facebook group in order to recruit people who would write up fake reviews for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro on Best Buy. Having said that, Huawei decided to clear the air by responding to Android Authority, read on.
According to Huawei's spokesperson, there were two different campaigns in motion at the time time, one was in place to attract more users to sign up to the beta program, while the other was there to elicit feedback from the Mate 10 Pro beta users on sales channels. Now, Huawei's spokesperson claims that Huawei did not solicit fake reviews, he says that "an internal miscommunication" took place, as the company's social media manager made a mistake and directed everyone in the Facebook group to leave "reviews" on Best Buy. Huawei wanted to be crystal clear by saying that beta testers were "in no way given monetary benefits for providing their honest opinions of the product". The company's spokesperson also added that the company is currently working on removing posts from beta testers "where it isn't disclosed they participated in the review program".
There you have it, based on the info provided by the company's spokesperson, all of this confusion took place because of one simple mistake by the company's social media manager. No matter whether what Huawei's spokesperson said is true or not, such negative publicity is definitely not beneficial for the company. Huawei is currently the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and for a while last year, it even managed to jump over Apple in the pecking order. The company is still on the rise, and it is planning to release its new flagship smartphones in a month or two, so such negative publicity if the last thing that Huawei needs at the moment. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro, for those of you who do not know, is Huawei's current flagship smartphone, it was announced last year, and other than sporting thin bezels, the Kirin 970 64-bit octa-core SoC, and Leica's lenses, it's also made out of metal and glass, and it sports a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. If you'd like to know more about the phone, feel free to read our full review.